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Hawaii's Annual Events & Festivals

The Festive Islands of Aloha

Dive deep into Hawaii’s local community and you’ll discover a culture alive with paniolo (cowboys), Chinese dragons, ethnic festivals, culinary events and an exotic collection of celebrations. Throughout the year, you’ll also encounter parades, street parties, food and craft fairs, concerts and family activities that honor every aspect of Hawaii’s diverse culture.


Annual Events

Many of Hawaii’s most memorable celebrations occur annually. Some, like the Honolulu Marathon(December) and the Hawaii International Film Festival (October), draw visitors and participants from around the globe. Others, like Oahu’s Prince Lot Hula Competition (July) or the Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October) on Kauai and the statewide King Kamehameha Celebration (June) are primarily local occasions. These events have a strong allure for visitors who want to get an authentic glimpse of Hawaii during their trip.


Food Festivals

Events that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu (October) and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June) on Maui are long-running culinary events, hosting world-class chefs, winemakers and master sommeliers for thousands of wine and food lovers. The Island of Hawaii’s Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (November) celebrates all things coffee and includes nearly 50 events over 10 days. Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival (October) highlights al things cacao and coffee industries of Kauai.

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Mar 29 2019
Film Screening: Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX
Maui

Film Screening: Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX

Occurs on: Friday, March 29, 2019, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX (Kahulu) Sunday, March 24, 2019; McCoy Studio Theater; 3:00 pm This incredible true story of the rise of women in America will educate and inspire the next generation of leaders. "Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX" is an edge-of-your-seat David vs. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 29 2019
Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Brother Noland
Maui

Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Brother Noland

Occurs on: Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Brother Noland Friday, March 29, 2019 McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm In this engaging MACC concert series, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun! Each concert will feature Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Elaine
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 30 2019
Leimaking
Oahu

Free Lei Making Workshops - Manoa Valley District Park

Occurs on: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Learn about Hawaiian lei making styles at this hands-on workshop.

REGISTRATION: You must call in advance to register for this class. A list of recommended items will be given to registered participants. This is a free class. All ages. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mark Koga
Mar 31 2019
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Your Island of Peace
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Your Island of Peace

Occurs on: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Apr 2 2019
Leimaking
Oahu

Free Lei Making Workshops - Kaneohe District Park

Occurs on: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Summary

Class will consist of demonstration and make and take for Haku, Humupapa and Kui lei making method. Suggested that participates REGISTER for the class, but walk-ins will be welcomed! Participants are encouraged to bring flowers and greenery to be used in their lei.

All ages, however, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kelsey Takahashi
Apr 4 2019
Atmosphere
Maui

Atmosphere

Occurs on: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Summary

Atmosphere Thursday, April 4, 2019; Castle Theater; 6:00 pm Throughout their 20-year career, Atmosphere has managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe. Starting with 1997’s “Overcast,” the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Apr 5 2019
Uke Ohana
Molokai

Uke Ohana Molokai

Occurs between: Friday, April 5, 2019 - Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1:00pm - 12:00pm
Summary

Come fall in love with your Ukulele embrace as you immerse yourself in Old Style Hawaiian music and aloha culture. Spend 5 intimate days on the Spirit Isle experiencing the roots of what has inspired generations of Hawaiians to create beautiful music with Lono, renowned folk musician and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Melany Berry
  • Contact Organization: Full Heart Productions
Apr 5 2019
Lucy Peabody played by Karen Kaulana
Oahu

Special History Theatre and Evening Tour

Occurs on: Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Join us on April 5, 2019 for a special evening as Lucy Peabody and William Cooper Parke make a special appearance at Hawaiian Mission Houses! William Cooper Parke (1821 – 1889) Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, W.C. Parke came to Hawaii in 1843. He was appointed as the Marshal of the Kingdom [...]

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  • Contact Name: Michael Smola
  • Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
Apr 5 2019
"Integral Bodies" at Kennedy Theatre, April 5-14, 2019
Oahu

Integral Bodies

Occurs between: Friday, April 5, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

An innovative dance production that promotes inclusive dance-making and challenges stereotypes, prejudices, and assumptions about what a body means. Influenced by postmodern dance and Tanztheater, Integral Bodies is directed by our new Assistant Professor of Dance, Peiling Kao, in collaboration [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UHM Department of Theatre + Dance
Apr 5 2019
The Merwin Conservancy presents Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer in the Green Room
Maui

The Merwin Conservancy presents Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer in the Green Room

Occurs on: Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

The Merwin Conservancy presents Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer in the Green Room Friday, April 5, 2019; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm The Merwin Conservancy hosts an intimate evening in the Green Room with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, a plant ecologist, writer, professor, enrolled member of the Citizen [...]

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  • Contact Name: Elaine
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center